Why study Digital Technologies?
As technology matures and the quest for the gathering of information grows, it is necessary that courses evolve
to meet these needs. Multimedia is fast emerging as a basic skill that will be important to life in the twenty-
first century. In today’s fast paced, media-driven business environment, it is essential to understand how to
take a multimedia approach to capture an audience and deliver a message.
Multimedia is the seamless integration of code, text, sound, images, animation, video and control software.
In Digital Technologies, students learn the most popular multimedia tools including how to code to equip them
with the skills to design and develop their own multimedia products.
The main purpose of Digital Technologies is to assist students to become “IT fluent” so they are comfortable
with using technology within all areas of the curriculum.
What is studied in Digital Technologies?
Digital Video Editing
Effective Presentations using Multimedia
Web Design & Authoring
This subject allows students to develop the digital literacy skills which are paramount in today’s society and
many work environments. For those students wanting to develop their skills further in Years 11 and 12, Digital
Technologies provides a good foundation for Information Technology Systems, a subject that focuses on
Multimedia design and development. This junior subject is a
for Digital Solutions which can be
studied in the senior years. However, a student would never be excluded from studying Digital Solutions in
Years 11 and 12. This would be looked at on an individual case.